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Fed up with child kidnapping epidemic, Chinese citizens fight back
New alarm systems, iPhone apps, and death-penalty campaigns all aim to stem the flow of missing children.
Should we call the Rohingya crisis a 'genocide'?
The controversial term has legal implications that could require the world to act.
21 Republican US senators just voted against a ban on torture. Here are their names
Who are the elected lawmakers who read the CIA torture report and thought — meh?
Three shocking cases where rape is not rape in India
The world's largest democracy continues to neglect survivors of sexual assault.
After Morsi verdict, rights groups say Egypt’s justice system is 'spiraling out of control'
Mass trials have become common in Egypt in the last two years, during which time hundreds of death sentences have been issued.
Meet the evangelical preacher who teaches unaccompanied migrant girls how to sew
A Colombian refugee herself, Margarita Monsalve now helps Central American girls and their caretakers earn money.
Britain wants to fight female genital mutilation by taking away passports
Those who break the law may be imprisoned for up to five years.
If you thought Australia's border policy couldn't be more unsympathetic, you were wrong
It is apparently now paying people smugglers to turn their boats around.
These are just a few of the groups the Islamic State has persecuted
To the Islamic State, pretty much everyone is a target.
A new wave of detentions and disappearances in Egypt
Around 163 people have been "forcibly detained" in the past two months, according to a local NGO.
More than 100,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean this year: UN
Mass drownings have claimed the lives of at least 1,800 so far in 2015.
Here's how FIFA Women’s World Cup countries treat women off the field
This is what women's rights look like in the countries competing for the 2015 title.
Forget Iran, the Israeli government has found another existential threat to worry about
Israel is in a panic about the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement.
Malala calls on Myanmar to 'halt persecution' of Rohingyas
The 17-year-old, who was shot by militants after campaigning for girls' rights, said that Rohingyas deserved "equal rights and opportunities."
Photos of Ukraine's gay pride march that survived violent nationalist attackers
At least 10 people were injured and 25 arrested in Kyiv on Saturday as scuffles broke out between members of a rare Ukrainian LGBT rights group and utlra-nationalists.
Man urges religious peace. Myanmar sentences him to hard labor
Writer sentenced to two years for saying Buddhism is incompatible with religious and racial intolerance.
Pope Francis and Europe's escalating refugee crisis
As thousands of boat migrants inundate the Mediterranean, the church does what it can.
Lacking a supportive community, many LGBT people in Turkey live double lives
Even with LGBT candidates running for parliament for the first time, the country is still far from welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Turks.
Ex-detainee says CIA sexually abused and tortured him in ways not detailed by Senate report
Majid Khan said interrogators, some of whom smelled of alcohol, poured ice water on his genitals, videotaped him naked and repeatedly touched his "private parts."
Myanmar escorting boatload of 700 migrants to Rakhine state
Soon after the boat was found on Friday Myanmar authorities said the passengers were "Bengalis" and threatened to send them across the border.
Saudi Arabia has executed 41 people for nonviolent drug offenses so far this year
The executions come at a time when the Obama administration is commuting sentences for such crimes.
Americans just got a little bit of their freedom back
A law that allowed US spy agencies to collect in bulk domestic telephone metadata has expired.
International effort rescues over 5,000 Mediterranean migrants
The corpses of 17 migrants were brought ashore in Sicily aboard an Italian naval vessel on Sunday along with 454 survivors.
Unlike their government, Indonesians welcome Rohingya refugees
'We’re all humans, we need to help each other.'
Iraq exhumed 470 bodies from Tikrit mass graves: minister
Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by jihadists near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre, the health minister says.
This fake Coca-Cola ad is going viral. Will it force them to pull out of World Cup 2022 in Qatar?
It's starting to look like the only parties happy about Qatar hosting World Cup 2022 are Qatar, FIFA, and the corporations sponsoring the event.
It's been a very good week for the Islamic State
The terrorist group has taken over two key cities in two different countries in the last week.
Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage
Allowing gay couples to wed would be a seismic change in a country where homosexuality was only decriminalized in 1993.
Aid for Nepal is falling way short amid concerns for corruption
The United Nations and others have raised only a small fraction of the money needed to help the people of Nepal.
Here is what Tony Abbott has to say to some of the most persecuted people on Earth
Compassion is apparently not the Australian prime minister's defining characteristic.
The US says it will take in some of Asia’s most persecuted people
Here's what would have to happen for a Rohingya refugee to make it to the United States.